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Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • Doing Hanukkah Big

    By Nora Raleight Baskin

    Personal narrative from a woman with a Jewish mother who reengages with her roots as an adult, partially by making a big deal out of Hanukkah.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Chanukah and Christmas: The Deeper Connections

    By Rabbi Howard A. Berman

    Essay arguing that Hanukkah and Christmas are linked by their shared celebration of the power of God to change human history.

    Date: 12-26-2007
  • The Only Year We Had a Christmas Tree

    By Debbie Burton

    Her husband's openness to having a Christmas tree made the difference in her decision to make a Jewish home.

    Date: 12-04-2009
  • Oh Christmas Tree: A Discussion Packet

    By InterfaithFamily

    It's not an elephant in the room--it's just a little pine tree. Want to talk about it? Try our new discussion packet for interfaith couples.

    Date: 12-15-2009
  • Christmas with Christians and Jews

    By Rachel Mauro

    As a child of an interfaith family, it was a positive experience to have Christmas every year with friends of her parents: a Christian family and an observant Jewish one.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Giving up Christmas and Celebrating Ourselves

    By Janet Silver Ghent

    She had such happy memories of celebrating Christmas in her Jewish family as a child that she threw herself into Christmas as an adult. Giving it up has been difficult for her--and for the children of her first, interfaith marriage.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Rabbi Reuben's Ruminations: The December Dilemma

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    Be honest with yourself and with your kids about why you're celebrating what you're celebrating.

    Date: 12-22-2008
  • The Torah for the Trees

    By William Squier

    A Christian dad decides that his son's experience of Judaism is more important than having a Christmas tree.

    Date: 04-03-2008
  • Why Hanukkah?

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    Hanukkah means dedication, but to what are the Jewish people dedicated? What did the holiday mean in the past, and how does it apply now?

    Date: 12-01-2010
  • So You Think You Can December Like Us?

    By Cassie Havel Morgenstern

    It's tough to negotiate holidays in an interfaith family. Now try an interfaith couple with two sets of divorced parents.

    Date: 12-04-2009

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